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Palmyra 1885: The Wolfe Expedition and the Photographs of John Henry Haynes (Paperback): Benjamin Anderson, Robert G Ousterhout Palmyra 1885: The Wolfe Expedition and the Photographs of John Henry Haynes (Paperback)
Benjamin Anderson, Robert G Ousterhout
R553 Discovery Miles 5 530 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

European adventurers began exploring Palmyra's priceless Roman ruins in the 17th century, but it wasn't until the advent of photography that the public became aware of its scale and majesty. In 1885, the sight of Palmyra astounded members of the Wolfe Expedition as they journeyed home from Mesopotamia. The group's photographer, John Henry Haynes, documented the monumental temples, tombs and colonnades in more than a hundred invaluable images. Since then, Haynes and his work have largely been forgotten, and the forces of the self-styled Islamic State have destroyed the key monuments of this world-renowned site, including the glorious Temple of Bel. Haynes's images of Palmyra - published here for the first time - are all the more poignant. The Syrian city of Palmyra - known as 'the Pearl of the Desert' - was one of the most important cultural centres of the ancient world. A key stop on the Silk Road, it was a vital link between the East and the West, and a prize fought over by successive conquering armies.

Structures of Power - Law and Gender Across the Ancient Near East and Beyond (Paperback): Peter J. Brand, Rosa Erika Feleg,... Structures of Power - Law and Gender Across the Ancient Near East and Beyond (Paperback)
Peter J. Brand, Rosa Erika Feleg, William J. Murnane
R686 Discovery Miles 6 860 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume publishes the proceedings of the eleventh annual University of Chicago Oriental Institute Seminar. Its central goal is to present a cross-cultural study of the intersection between law and gender relations in the ancient world, with a focus on the ancient Near East. When reflecting upon the formation, perpetuation, and interactions of social structures that frequently come into conflict with each other, one discovers that gender constructs are used by mechanisms of social monitoring and control; structures of power. One such example is the realm of jurisdiction and legislation. This volume uses the sphere of legal institutions as a prism through which to consider gender relations in the ancient world, both in the Near East and beyond. The way in which similar issues were manifested in different cultural and historical contexts is examined, with the goal of identifying common denominators as well as particularities. The three themes discussed in this volume are examined through multiple historical-cultural examples.

The Sacred Bridge (Hardcover): Anson F. Rainey, Steven R. Notley The Sacred Bridge (Hardcover)
Anson F. Rainey, Steven R. Notley
R2,604 R2,002 Discovery Miles 20 020 Save R602 (23%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Documenting over 3,000 years of East Mediterranean history, The Sacred Bridge is an up-to-date depiction of Biblical history and geography by way of the ancient sources with original texts and translations from native languages incorporated into the narrative of the Atlas. With impeccable scholarship, this stunning Bible atlas with full-color maps, pictures, and diagrams reflects 10 years of research and is the gold standard of Bible atlases. Emphasis throughout the current work is on the ancient written sources every ancient passage is interpreted firsthand, from its native language. Archaeological evidence has been taken into account whenever it is relevant. "

Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume I - 10,000-586 B.C.E. (Paperback): Amihai Mazar Archaeology of the Land of the Bible, Volume I - 10,000-586 B.C.E. (Paperback)
Amihai Mazar
R1,150 Discovery Miles 11 500 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Every year thousands of enthusiasts, amateur and professional, spend the summer months digging in the sands of Israel hoping to find items that in some way relate to the places and events depicted in the Bible. This work looks at the history and archaeology of the Bible lands.

Sisters Of Sinai - How Two Lady Adventurers Found the Hidden Gospels (Paperback): Janet Soskice Sisters Of Sinai - How Two Lady Adventurers Found the Hidden Gospels (Paperback)
Janet Soskice 1
R294 R256 Discovery Miles 2 560 Save R38 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

'The hunt for early Bible manuscripts was among the most romantic of all the 19th century's grand quests...At the heart of this lively, inspiring double biography is the story of how a pair of spirited Presbyterian women made their own extraordinary discovery' Sunday Times Sisters of Sinai is the story of how Scottish twin sisters made one of the most important manuscript finds of the nineteenth century - an early copy of the gospels which lay hidden in the Sinai desert. We trace the footsteps of the intrepid pair from the Ayrshire of their childhood, as they voyage to Egypt, Sinai and beyond, coping with camels, unscrupulous dragomen, and unpredictable welcomes, not least from the academics of their adopted home in Cambridge. Fast-paced, informative and written with dry wit, this is a story of two remarkable women, undeterred in their spirit of adventure, who overcame insuperable odds to claim a place in history.

Egyptian Ideas of the Afterlife (Paperback): E. A. Wallis Budge Egyptian Ideas of the Afterlife (Paperback)
E. A. Wallis Budge
R513 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R94 (18%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In this volume, a noted Egyptologist offers a concise, scholarly exposition of Egyptian belief in Osiris, god of the resurrection; other ""gods"" of the Egyptians; the judgment of the dead and the resurrection; and immortality. Also, the meaning of the afterlife for ancient Egyptians and its ramifications for Egyptian society. E.A Wallis Budge was a long time English Egyptologist, Orientalist, and philologist who worked for the British Museum and published numerous works on the ancient Near East.

From 'LUGAL.GAL' TO 'Wanax' - Kingship and Political Organisation in the Late Bronze Age Aegean... From 'LUGAL.GAL' TO 'Wanax' - Kingship and Political Organisation in the Late Bronze Age Aegean (Hardcover)
Dr. Jorrit Kelder, Willemijn Ji Waal
R2,181 Discovery Miles 21 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In this book the much-debated problem of political organization in Mycenaean Greece (ca. 1400-1200 BC) is analysed and contextualised through the prism of archaeology and contemporary textual (Linear B, Egyptian and Hittite) evidence. From the early 14th century BC onwards, Hittite texts refer to a land Ahhiya(wa). The exact geographic position of this land has been the focus of academic debate for more than a century, but most specialists nowadays agree that it must have been a Hittite designation for a part, or all of, the Mycenaean world. On at least two occasions, the ruler of Ahhiyawa is designated as LUGAL.GAL -'Great King'-; a title that was normally reserved for a select group of kings (such as the kings of Egypt, Assyria, Mitanni, Babylon and Hatti itself). The Hittite attribution of this title thus seems to signify the Ahhiyawan King's supra-regional importance: it indicates his power over other, 'lesser' kings, and suggests that his relation to these vassals must have been comparable to the relations between the Hittite King and his own vassal rulers. The apparent Hittite perception of such an important ruler in the Mycenaean world is, however, completely at odds with the prevailing view of the Mycenaean world as a patchwork of independent states, all of which were ruled by a local 'wanax' -King. The papers in this volume address this apparent dichotomy and discuss various interpretations of the available evidence, and contextualise the role of the ruler in the Mycenaean world through comparisons with the contemporary Near East.

Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis - Thebes, Karakhamun (TT 223), and Karabasken (TT 391) in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty... Tombs of the South Asasif Necropolis - Thebes, Karakhamun (TT 223), and Karabasken (TT 391) in the Twenty-fifth Dynasty (Hardcover)
Elena Pischikova
R1,413 Discovery Miles 14 130 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This volume is the first joint publication of the members of the American-Egyptian mission South Asasif Conservation Project, working under the auspices of the State Ministry for Antiquities and Supreme Council of Antiquities, and directed by the editor. The Project is dedicated to the clearing, restoration, and reconstruction of the tombs of Karabasken (TT 391) and Karakhamun (TT 223) of the Twenty-fifth Dynasty, and the tomb of Irtieru (TT 390) of the Twenty-sixth Dynasty, on the West Bank of Luxor.
Essays by the experts involved in the excavations and analysis cover the history of the Kushite ruling dynasties in Egypt and the hierarchy of Kushite society, the history of the South Asasif Necropolis and its discovery, the architecture and textual and decorative programs of the tombs, and the finds of burial equipment, pottery, and animal bones.

Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Volume 1, A, part 2 (Hardcover): Martha T. Roth Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Volume 1, A, part 2 (Hardcover)
Martha T. Roth
R1,734 Discovery Miles 17 340 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary was conceived to provide more than lexical information alone, more than a one-to-one equivalent between Akkadian and English words. By presenting each word in a meaningful context, often with a full and idiomatic translation, it recreates the cultural milieu and in many ways assumes the function of an encyclopedia.

Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Volume 7, I/J (Hardcover): Martha T. Roth Assyrian Dictionary of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Volume 7, I/J (Hardcover)
Martha T. Roth
R1,372 Discovery Miles 13 720 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Chicago Assyrian Dictionary was conceived to provide more than lexical information alone, more than a one-to-one equivalent between Akkadian and English words. By presenting each word in a meaningful context, often with a full and idiomatic translation, it recreates the cultural milieu and in many ways assumes the function of an encyclopedia.

The Laws of Hammurabi - At the Confluence of Royal and Scribal Traditions (Hardcover): Pamela Barmash The Laws of Hammurabi - At the Confluence of Royal and Scribal Traditions (Hardcover)
Pamela Barmash
R2,267 Discovery Miles 22 670 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Among the best-known and most esteemed people known from antiquity is the Babylonian king Hammurabi. His fame and reputation are due to the collection of laws written under his patronage. This book offers an innovative interpretation of the Laws of Hammurabi. Ancient scribes would demonstrate their legal flair by composing statutes on a set of traditional cases, articulating what they deemed just and fair. The scribe of the Laws of Hammurabi advanced beyond earlier scribes in composing statutes that manifest systematization and implicit legal principles, and inserted the Laws of Hammurabi into the form of a royal inscription, shrewdly reshaping the genre. This tradition of scribal improvisation on a set of traditional cases continued outside of Mesopotamia. It influenced biblical law and the law of the Hittite empire significantly. The Laws of Hammurabi was also witness to the start of another stream of intellectual tradition. It became the subject of formal commentaries, marking a profound cultural shift. Scribes related to it in ways that diverged from prior attitudes; it became an object of study and of commentary, a genre that names itself as dependent on another text. The famous Laws of Hammurabi is here given the extensive attention it continues to merit.

The Old Testament in Archaeology and History (Paperback): Jennie R. Ebeling, J. Edward Wright, Mark Elliott, Paul V.M. Flesher The Old Testament in Archaeology and History (Paperback)
Jennie R. Ebeling, J. Edward Wright, Mark Elliott, Paul V.M. Flesher
R1,339 Discovery Miles 13 390 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One hundred and fifty years of sustained archaeological investigation has yielded a more complete picture of the ancient Near East. The Old Testament in Archaeology and History combines the most significant of these archaeological findings with those of modern historical and literary analysis of the Bible to recount the history of ancient Israel and its neighboring nations and empires. Eighteen international authorities contribute chapters to this introductory volume. After exploring the history of modern archaeological research in the Near East and the evolution of "biblical archaeology" as a discipline, this textbook follows the Old Testament's general chronological order, covering such key aspects as the exodus from Egypt, Israel's settlement in Canaan, the rise of the monarchy under David and Solomon, the period of the two kingdoms and their encounters with Assyrian power, the kingdoms' ultimate demise, the exile of Judahites to Babylonia, and the Judahites' return to Jerusalem under the Persians along with the advent of "Jewish" identity.Each chapter is tailored for an audience new to the history of ancient Israel in its biblical and ancient Near Eastern setting. The end result is an introduction to ancient Israel combined with and illuminated by more than a century of archaeological research. The volume brings together the strongest results of modern research into the biblical text and narrative with archaeological and historical analysis to create an understanding of ancient Israel as a political and religious entity based on the broadest foundation of evidence. This combination of literary and archaeological data provides new insights into the complex reality experienced by the peoples reflected in the biblical narratives.

Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Wayne Horowitz Mesopotamian Cosmic Geography (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Wayne Horowitz
R1,121 Discovery Miles 11 210 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

For purchasers of the 1998 edition of this book, download a list of changes and addenda that are included in the 2011 printing here. In this comprehensive study, Horowitz examines all of the extant Mesopotamian texts (both Sumerian and Akkadian) relating to the ideas of the physical universe and its constituent parts (Heaven, Earth, subterranean waters, underworld). The author shows that the Mesopotamian view of the universe was at once cohesive as well as discordant and deficient, while remaining fairly constant over more than 2,500 years. Horowitz first surveys the various sources for Mesopotamian cosmic geography, including various mythological and literary texts, as well as the famous Babylonian Map of the World and various astrological and astronomical texts. The universe was built by the gods in earliest times and was thought to be held together by cosmic bonds. Given this general notion, there is nevertheless significant variety in the inclusion or omission of various elements of the picture in texts of different genres and from different periods. In addition, the available evidence leaves a number of problems unsolved. What are the bounds of the universe? What is beyond the limits of the universe? In the second section of the book, Horowitz then discusses each of the various regions and their names in various locales and time periods, drawing on the disparate sources to show where there is coherence and where there is difference of perspective. In addition, he discusses all of the names for the different parts of the universe and examines the geographies of each region. Of importance for both Assyriologists and those interested in the history of ideas, particularly the cosmologies of the ancient Near East.

A History of Ancient Egypt (Paperback, New): Marc Van De Mieroop A History of Ancient Egypt (Paperback, New)
Marc Van De Mieroop
R842 Discovery Miles 8 420 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Outlining the major political and cultural events, A History of Ancient Egypt is an authoritative and accessible introduction to this fascinating ancient culture. * An accessible chronological narrative that draws on a range of historical sources * Offers an up-to-date survey of ancient Egypt s history from its origins to its domination by the Roman Empire * Considers social and economic life and the rich culture of ancient Egypt * Places Egypt s history within its regional context, detailing interactions with Asia and Africa * Engages students with various perspectives on a range of critical issues with the Key Debate section included in each chapter * Makes the latest discoveries and scholarship accessible to a wide audience

Exploring the Holy Land - 150 Years of the Palestine Exploration Fund (Hardcover): David Gurevich, Anat Kidron Exploring the Holy Land - 150 Years of the Palestine Exploration Fund (Hardcover)
David Gurevich, Anat Kidron
R2,448 Discovery Miles 24 480 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Palestine Exploration Fund (PEF) is the oldest exploration society of the Levant which is active today. Since its founding meeting in 1865 in Westminster Abbey of London, the PEF scholars have conducted systematic exploration of Jerusalem and the Holy Land. Prominent archaeologists such as C.W. Wilson, C. Warren, C. Schick, C. Conder, W.M.F Petrie, H. Kitchener, and R.A.S Macalister, were sent to dig the Holy Land on behalf of the PEF. A remarkable enterprise carried out by the PEF, in cooperation with the Royal Engineers, was the first precise scientific survey of the region - The Survey of the Western Palestine - which yielded the pioneering high-quality detailed maps of the Holy Land. Marking the 150 years since the PEF emerged, the studies collected in this volume provide a retrospective on the endeavours in the light of the findings of the contemporary archaeological research.

People on the Move - Framework, Means, and Impact of Mobility across the  Eastern Mediterranean Region in the 8th to 6th... People on the Move - Framework, Means, and Impact of Mobility across the Eastern Mediterranean Region in the 8th to 6th Century BCE (Paperback)
Pearce Paul Creasman, Melanie Wasmuth
R1,157 Discovery Miles 11 570 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The workshop "People on the Move: Framework, Means, and Impact of Mobility across the East Mediterranean Region in the 8th to 6th Century BC," held at the University of Basel in Switzerland from 3-6 August 2015, which forms the basis of this volume, addressed the question of how the increased cross-regional mobility of people and commodities in the wake of the Kushite, Neo-Assyrian, Neo-Babylonian, and early Achaemenid expansions into the eastern Mediterranean affected travellers, the communities they left behind, and the communities that received them. As demonstrated by the papers published here, the diversity of the sources this period and place requires a large number of specializations, both within the various area studies and regarding cross-regional connectivity.

The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia - The Story of the Colossal Sphinx in the Penn Museum (Hardcover): Josef Wegner,... The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia - The Story of the Colossal Sphinx in the Penn Museum (Hardcover)
Josef Wegner, Jennifer Houser Wegner
R736 R665 Discovery Miles 6 650 Save R71 (10%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Written to celebrate the centennial of the Sphinx's arrival in Philadelphia, The Sphinx That Traveled to Philadelphia tells the fascinating story of the colossal sphinx that is a highlight of the Penn Museum's Egyptian galleries and an iconic object for the Museum as a whole. The narrative covers the original excavations and archaeological history of the Sphinx, how it came to Philadelphia, and the unexpected ways in which the Sphinx's story intersects with the history of Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Museum just before World War I. The book features ample illustrations-photographs, letters, newspaper stories, postcards, maps, and drawings-drawn largely from the extensive materials in the Museum Archives. Images of related artifacts in the Penn Museum's Egyptian collection and other objects from the Egyptian, Near East, and Mediterranean Sections (many not on view and some never before published), as well as pieces in museums in the United States, Europe, and Egypt, place the story of the Penn Museum Sphinx in a wider context. The writing style is informal and text is woven around the graphics that form the backbone of the narrative. The book is designed to be of interest to a wide audience of adult readers but accessible and engaging to younger readers as well.

The Demotic and Hieratic Papyri in the Suzuki Collection of Tokai University, Japan (Hardcover): Richard Jasnow, Joseph... The Demotic and Hieratic Papyri in the Suzuki Collection of Tokai University, Japan (Hardcover)
Richard Jasnow, Joseph Manning, Kyoko Yamahana; Edited by Myriam Krutzsch
R1,302 Discovery Miles 13 020 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book contains approximately fifty late Egyptian texts, published for the first time. The texts represent an interesting range of document types, a range of demotic handwriting, and include a rare word list and a new mythological narrative. There is also one late hieratic text concerned with temple land, and some Greek fragments from the Byzantine period. The texts were purchased by Professor Suzuki in the early 1960s from various dealers in Cairo. The bulk of the collection, now housed in the Department of Asian Civilization, School of Letters at Tokai University as part of the Ancient Egyptian and Near Eastern Collection (AENET), consists of early demotic texts. This book is a result of a five-year collaboration between Tokai University, Yale University, Johns Hopkins University, The University of Michigan, and the Staatliche Museum, Berlin.

Egypt's Role in the Hebrew Bible (Paperback): Thomas Romer, Shirly Ben-Dor Evian Egypt's Role in the Hebrew Bible (Paperback)
Thomas Romer, Shirly Ben-Dor Evian
R1,070 Discovery Miles 10 700 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When dealing with Egyptian backgrounds and allusions to Egyptian documents and practices in the Hebrew Bible, scholars have tended to draw on Egyptian records dating to the second millennium BCE. Yet, in the field of ancient Near Eastern studies, most of these biblical texts are considered to be compositions dating to the subsequent millennium. Volume 18 of the Journal of Ancient Egyptian Interconnections presents the proceedings of a workshop held at the University of Lausanne on April 22-23, 2015, to explore the Egypt-Bible interface within this chronological constraint, and methodological ones as well. Focusing on sources of first millennium BCE rather those of the periods in which the authors of the biblical texts set the events has generated new lines of interrogation revolving around questions of transmission and reception rather than on the historical background of the events themselves. How Egyptian traditions might find their way into the written tradition of ancient Israel and Judah is, here, the center of the discussion. 20 illustrations, diagrams and maps, some colour.

Inscribing the Saints in Late Antique Anatolia (Hardcover): P. Nowakowski Inscribing the Saints in Late Antique Anatolia (Hardcover)
P. Nowakowski
R1,617 Discovery Miles 16 170 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The book explores the use of inscriptions as an instrument of the cult of saints in Asia Minor between the 4th and mid-7th c. AD. In addition to the analytical chapters, the work encompasses a catalogue of around 250 inscriptions on stone, mosaics, small objects (in particular reliquaries), and graffiti, attesting to the rise and development of the cult of saints in the discussed region and period. For the first time such a catalogue includes revised full texts of inscriptions, English translations, bibliographical references, and a detailed commentary. The book was awarded the 2018 EKVAM Annual Award of the Ancient Anatolian Studies by the Izmir Center of the Archaeology of Western Anatolia. The analytical part is divided into five chapters preceded by an introduction which discusses methodological issues, presents a short history of research on the epigraphy of the cult of saints in Asia Minor, and the possibility of the application of the principles of 'the epigraphic habit theory' into the studies on the cult of saints. Chapter 1 shows different categories of inscriptions used in the religious practice: epitaphs for martyrs, inscriptions commemorating translations of relics, labels of reliquaries, inscribed invocations of saints, building and dedicatory inscriptions, vows, inscriptions using names of saints as a marker of identity, inscriptions attesting burials ad sanctos, inscriptions from boundary stones, inscriptions recording normative and liturgical texts, and others. Chapter 2 deals with the chronological distribution of the evidence collected. The saints chosen as addresses of their prayers and vows by the commissioners of inscriptions, and the saintly epithets, are closely discussed respectively in Chapter 3 and Chapter 4. A prosopographical overview of the commissioners of inscriptions is presented in Chapter 5. This chapter also includes considerations on the motivation of donors recording their deeds by the means of inscriptions, with particular emphasis put onto the transition from the 'rational' to the 'emotional' motivation and the phenomenon of 'the longing for the saint'. The geographical distribution of all the sources collected, and of sources illustrating cults of selected saints is shown on maps.

Berenike 1999/2000 - Report on the Excavations at Berenike, Including Excavations in Wadi Kalalat and Siket, and the Survey of... Berenike 1999/2000 - Report on the Excavations at Berenike, Including Excavations in Wadi Kalalat and Siket, and the Survey of the Mons Smaragdus Region (Paperback, 1999/2000)
Steven E Sidebotham, Willeke Wendrich
R282 Discovery Miles 2 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Excavations at Berenike, a Greco-Roman harbour on the Egyptian Red Sea coast, have provided extensive evidence for trade with India, South-Arabia and sub-Saharan Africa. The results of the 1999 and 2000 excavations by the joint mission of the University of Delaware, Leiden University and UCLA, have been published in a comprehensive report, with specialists' analyses of different object groups and an overview of evidence for the trade route from the Indian perspective. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs, drawings, plans, and two large fold-out maps of Berenike and Sikait, anciently known as Mons Smaragdus, the emerald/beryl mines of the Roman Empire.

Walking the Exodus - My Journey in the Footsteps of Moses (Hardcover): Margaret Malka Rawicz Walking the Exodus - My Journey in the Footsteps of Moses (Hardcover)
Margaret Malka Rawicz
R946 R862 Discovery Miles 8 620 Save R84 (9%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt - Lectures Delivered on the Morse Foundation at Union Theological Seminary... Development of Religion and Thought in Ancient Egypt - Lectures Delivered on the Morse Foundation at Union Theological Seminary (Paperback)
James Henry Breasted
R768 Discovery Miles 7 680 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The American archaeologist James H. Breasted (1865-1935) is best remembered for his 1906 four-volume Records of Egypt, which contains fresh readings and translations of almost all of the ancient Egyptian historical inscriptions available at the time, and remains an important resource. In this 1912 work, originally delivered as lectures, Breasted discusses the significance of the 'Pyramid Texts', preserved on fifth- and sixth-dynasty pyramids at Saqqara, and recently published in full, to the understanding of ancient Egyptian religious thought. He argues that mortuary practice as revealed by archaeology gives indications of the beliefs of a pre-literate society, but that by the time of the earliest inscriptions the Egyptian belief system was well established. He is particularly interested in the development of a moral sense in the context of the traditional pantheon with its multiple aspects of human/animal divinities, and in the influence of the developing Egyptian empire on its religion.

Egyptian History and Art - With Reference to Museum Collections (Paperback): Annie Abernethie Pirie Quibell Egyptian History and Art - With Reference to Museum Collections (Paperback)
Annie Abernethie Pirie Quibell
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Egyptologist Annie Quibell, nee Pirie (1862-1927), became a student of Sir Flinders Petrie, copying wall-paintings and inscriptions at his Saqqara excavations, where she met her husband, who was an inspector for the Egyptian Antiquities Service. Accompanying him and sharing in his work on site, she was keen to popularise the marvels of ancient Egyptian civilisation, writing several works for the lay reader. This 1923 book was a new edition of a work originally focusing on the Cairo Museum, but which was now intended as a historical guide to Egyptian collections in general. She advises that it should be skimmed through before any visit, 'sufficiently to get an impression of the great length of Egyptian history', but can also be used afterwards to follow up any particular interest. The very recent discovery of Tutankhamen's tomb, 'just as the book was going to press', enthuses Quibell with prospects for the future.

Nimrud - The Queens' Tombs (Hardcover): Muzahim Mahmoud Hussein Nimrud - The Queens' Tombs (Hardcover)
Muzahim Mahmoud Hussein; Edited by McGuire Gibson; Translated by Mark Altaweel
R2,026 Discovery Miles 20 260 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Muzahim Hussein's 1989 discovery of tombs of Neo-Assyrian queens in the palace of Ashurnasirpal in Nimrud (Kalhu/Calah) was electrifying news for archaeology. Although much is known of the Assyrian kings (8th/9th century B.C.), very little was known about the queens, with the exception of semi-mythical Semiramis. Now, for the first time, not only were actual remains and burial objects of Assyrian queens discovered, but also names and attempts through curses to protect the burials. Elaborate gold jewelry and other items in the tombs rivaled in quality and quantity that found in Egyptian royal tombs. A short scholarly publication of a few items, as well as limited coverage in the world's press, gave only hints of the importance of the objects in the tombs. Planned international exhibitions of the treasures from the tombs had to be cancelled due to war and sanctions. Hussein and Amer Suleiman published Nimrud: A City of Golden Treasures, in 1999, under extraordinarily difficult conditions, that could not do justice to the objects. The present volume, a joint publication of the Iraqi State Board of Antiquities and Heritage and the Oriental Institute, is a new version of the finding of the tombs and their contents, giving much additional information derived from Hussein's continued analyses of classes of artifacts, accompanied by numerous full color plates.

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